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M Spike And Lupus
I have lupus sle. I've been very dehydrated for over 2 mths, causing my heart rate to spike to 148. I drink approx. 90 fl oz/day but only urinate once a day. What should I be concerned about?
Lupus and kidney: Lupus can affect many organs, and the kidney involvement is one of the most important. Hydration and urination appear to be impaired in your situation, so i would be concerned about your kidney function. A blood test of the electrolytes, bun, creatinine, GFR as well as a urinalysis and 24 hour urine collection of protein and creatinine clearance will help your doctor assess this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?
Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more
This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... Im 27 i want to feel normal. But i don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?
See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more
Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more